The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
It's the University of Illinois Springfield's declaration to the world about who we are. It's our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It's also what makes us unique.
At UIS, leadership is woven into the curriculum and into the rich abundance of opportunities that students have to shape their college experience. We define leadership, not with titles, but by initiative and ideas. Both faculty and students leave their mark through research and scholarship, building new traditions, and connecting with the community, early and often. The result? Thousands of graduates making a difference in the world.